The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, All Parts(Fundamental/Intermediate) On Demand Recording
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In the past few years, the health care system of the U.S. has embarked on a myriad of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care received by Americans. One key component of this movement has been efforts, on the state and federal level, to better define, measure, and strengthen health care quality. These efforts are not only helping to shape the modern health care delivery system, but many of these initiatives are providing critical opportunities for public health practitioners, health care providers, and each sector's legal counsel to forge coordinated partnerships to improve population health. For example, the emphasis on prevention, health promotion, and population health improvements in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 have provided new momentum for advancing greater integration between public health and health care but also for building foundations of health care quality across the board. The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak also has led to increased collaboration among the health care and public health sectors to better ensure preparedness for public health emergencies and disease outbreaks.
This this six-part Public Interest Webinar Series, co-sponsored by CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, will focus on legal issues at the intersection of public health and health care. The webinars will focus on topics including legal issues related to federally qualified health centers, prescription drug overdose prevention, Community Health Needs Assessments, and domestic legal preparedness and response related to Ebola. Each webinar will provide both a public health and health care perspective, and will feature lawyers representing health departments, hospitals, and health systems.
Level of Difficulty: Fundamental/Intermediate
The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part III: Using the Law to Address Prescription Drug Overdose—Emerging Issues (Fundamental) On Demand RecordingRecorded On: 08/14/2015
This webinar will provide an overview of the prescription drug overdose (PDO) public health problem and the seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states.
The U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of prescription drug overdose (PDO) deaths. This webinar will provide an overview of the PDO public health problem, describe the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law Program's assessment of seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.
To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.
Level of Difficulty: Fundamental
Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.
This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sponsoring AHLA Group:
- AHLA Public Interest Committee
Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:
- Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
Sr. Legal Analyst
Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Associate Director, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education
Purdue Pharma LLP
Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH
Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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